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Cormorant Island, 287 Fir Street, Alert Bay

Cormorant Island, 287 Fir Street, Alert Bay

Operating inn and restaurant/pub in Alert Bay, on Cormorant Island. Alert Bay is a village of approx. 449 residents with regular ferry service from Port McNeill on Vancouver Island. Cormorant Island and Alert Bay are located on the western end of the Johnstone Strait, an area renowned for whale watching, kayaking and fishing.

The Orca Inn offers two rental suites and one hotel room, as well as a self-contained 3 bedroom manager’s suite. There is a restaurant and a separate pub, as well as a space that was a cold beer and wine store or could be used as other retail space. The property sits across Fir St from the ocean. It enjoys unobstructed ocean views over Johnstone Strait and across to the shores of Vancouver Island with the mountains in the distance.

The approx. 1110sqft manager/owner’s suite offers a living room, full kitchen, 3 piece bathroom and two bedrooms plus a sleeping loft. It has beautiful ocean views. This could be used as a long-term rental as well.

The two hotel suites have been converted from separate hotel rooms into 1-bedroom units. Each unit features a kitchenette, bathroom, one bedroom and large living room. These are ideal for family or group rentals. There is also a standard hotel room with a three piece bathroom. One of the suites faces the back, while the other suite and the hotel room have ocean views.

Under the suites is the restaurant and commercial kitchen. The restaurant features newer flooring and a pellet stove, and seats up to 45. This is an airy, bright space with ocean views.

The commercial kitchen is very well-maintained. It is equipped with a grill top and a flat top, a commercial dishwasher and wash station, 2 double fryers and 2 double-door freezers. All the kitchen appliances are propane. This is a large, functional space that serves both the restaurant and the pub.

A long hallway and storage space connects the restaurant side to the retail/pub side of the building. This space has a laundry area, the hot water tanks and also public washrooms for the restaurant. This is also where the stairs to the upper levels are.

The approx. 750sqft retail space at the end of the building has a bank of back-loading coolers from the beer and wine store, as well as a service counter and some other equipment.

Above the retail space is the pub, currently licensed for 35 seats. It features a small area for live music and is the only pub operating in Alert Bay at this time. The license permits family dining during food service hours.

Parking is outside on the main street, both in front of the Inn and also across the street along the waterfront.

The current owner chooses to only operate the facility in a minimal capacity, as a lifestyle choice. This is a great opportunity to purchase and expand this operating business that has much more potential!

$600,000 (CAD)
Square Ft.
Year Built
BC Hydro
$8,555 (2021)
Property Influences
Mountain view
Ocean view
Waterfront ocean

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